Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy July

Probably more like we are happy to have July over. We did a few fun things, but for the most part it was filled with Brad's 10-12 hour study days and me working or sitting in a hot house by myself looking for new projects for the second month in a row. Well, it all payed off! This past weekend Brad scored a 25 on the DAT! That score puts him in the 99.8% (yes, my husband is a genius!!). Out of 13,000 people who took the DAT last year only 50 people received this score or better. He really did put everything he had into this test and I am so proud of him for working as hard as he did. For the most part applications are finished and we have applied to three Texas schools, Louisville, Marquette, University of Utah, Ohio State, and Nebraska. He is sending out secondary applications and will start traveling this Fall for interviews. By January we should know where we're moving next year at this time.

We drove down for the 4th of July to spend the day with my family. I love having them so close! We enjoyed visiting with family we don't see very often and eating lots of great food. The highlight for me was the dinner show put on at the end of the night by my little sister Ashley and cousin Tanner.
Girl cousins!
 Girls camp was the second week in July. The theme was "I am a Mormon.. I know it, I live it, I love it!" It was so fun for me to get to know all my young women better. Brad was able to come one night and be the priesthood. I had a lot of energy the whole week we were there, but took a good 3-4 hour nap the day we got home and realized that a week of camping doesn't sit so well on a pregnant body :). (Totally worth it though)

This summer Brad has been a sub for a few softball teams. He couldn't commit to a team with all his time studying, but goes when Matt calls him up and they need someone for the night. Apparently while I was gone at camp he helped a team come back with two home runs, one of which was a walk off at the end of the game (The story is way better when Matt tells it). They asked Brad to come back and play in the championship. I was able to go to this game, but sadly they lost. It was still fun to see Brad hit a home run and the highlight was going to clean the sink at Angies after the game. It was a first for Brad's parents and Grandma. We didn't even come close to finishing, but it was a good try.